Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) announces that its Alliance United business received the "2017 Northern California Company of the Year" award from the BIG Independent Group, the fifth consecutive year that Alliance United has been honored by the group. In addition, Alliance United Territory Manager, Carmen Cortes, won the "2017 Northern California Marketing Representative of the Year" award.

"We are proud to win the Northern California Company of the Year award," said Tim Bruns, Executive Vice President. "This award is a testament to Alliance United's outstanding service for both insurance brokers and policyholders, and to Kemper's ongoing commitment to the California market. I also congratulate Carmen Cortes on winning the Northern California Marketing Representative of the Year award two years in a row. This marks the fifth consecutive year that an Alliance United Marketing Representative is honored with the award."

The BIG Independent Group, an association of independent insurance agents and brokers, announced the winners of its "BIGGIE Awards" at the group's recent Northern California BIG Minivention 5. The BIGGIE Awards recognize companies and individuals in the insurance industry in California. Twice a year, thousands of insurance professionals vote for companies, carrier representatives and vendors who they consider leaders in the California market.

About BIG Independent Group

BIG's mission is to offer industry related education, create networking opportunities, and to act as a national voice for all participants within the insurance industry. The association wishes to create an environment around sharing information, discovering new ideas for streamlining current processes, increasing productivity through new technology, understanding new legislation, and benefiting from experiences as an industry rather than an individual. Its goal is to be an organization that will aid in the prosperity and development of the profession as well as unite the insurance industry and the community as a whole.

About Kemper

The Kemper family of companies is one of the nation's leading insurers. With $8 billion in assets, Kemper is improving the world of insurance by offering personalized solutions for individuals, families and businesses. Kemper's businesses collectively:
  • Offer insurance for home, auto, life, health and valuables
  • Service six million policies
  • Are represented by more than 20,000 independent agents and brokers
  • Employ 5,750 associates dedicated to providing exceptional service
  • Are licensed to sell insurance in 50 states and the District of Columbia

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